Grenada Broadcasting Network

5th July 2022

  

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Officials in the Ministry of Social Development are debunking rumours that questions the competency of personnel and programmes of the Grand Bacolet Rehabilitation center.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social development Veronica Charles is confident in the staff and programmes of the Grand Bacolet Rehabilitation Center.

Responding to concerns raised in this week’s special post cabinet briefing, Charles told the media that a former ward of the center has even represented Grenada at a regional forum in Guyana.

The center, she says, since its establishment in 2016, has had persons reintegrated into society, although they are faced with a bit of a challenge.

Charles says they are now working with the authority to have extended time for some students to complete their program.

Amidst concerns raised about the proper supervision of residents and trained personnel to deal with them, she says it remains a work in progress and training is ongoing.

Mrs. Charles reports that a full fleet of professionals are presently employed at the Grand Bacolete facility.

The center according to PS Charles is run by a board of directors and is

no longer directly under the ministry.

Continuous training is top priority on their books.

According to the PS, USAID has vowed its commitment to providing support for the center and Juvenile justice.

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